While Bluffton may be a small town, it has some fantastic shopping. Home to both Tanger Outlets, and many big name brands, Bluffton gets the crowds to come off Hilton Head Island, just so they can shop. But while the name brands may lure shoppers to the town, what really makes them stay are the small boutiques and vintage stores scattered around Old Town and throughout the rest of the city.
Eggs N’ Tricities
5 Lawton Street
If there is one must-see shop to stop at in Bluffton, this is it. Eggs N’ Tricities is a true one of a kind store. Filled to the brim with art, small antiques, women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and much much more, Eggs N’ Tricities truly will have everything you could ever need, want or imagine! All set in a shabby chic vintage setting, there are tons of things to look at and shop for in this wonderful Bluffton boutique. You can even find recycled furniture and antiques for the home. A one stop shop filled with amazing trinkets for anyone and everyone. With its new location on Lawton Street, Eggs N’ Tricities can only grow further and fit more into the store.
Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
40 Calhoun Street
After opening in 2008, Gigi’s quickly became Bluffton’s go-to for current fashion trends and great southern style for all ages and budgets. Inside, Gigi’s has big windows to help showcase all of the fantastic jewelry on display, giving their shop a light and airy feel. They have several different style selections within their store, spanning from wall to wall and appropriate for all age groups. With friendly staff who are fantastic at putting together that last minute date outfit, or even picking out an adorable accessory for a friend, Gigi’s has all kinds outfits at affordable prices. It’s located right in the heart of Old Town, which means they live the Bluffton way of life: friendly, accommodating and made to feel like home.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
32 Calhoun Street
Spartina 449 is truly a Bluffton and Lowcountry gem. Started on Daufuskie Island with the idea of supporting the community’s historical past through fashion accessories, Spartina 449 takes inspiration from everything around the Lowcountry. They even name their patterns after local areas – Hilton Head, Daufuskie and Savannah pattern.
With different styles of handbags, wallets and scarves, Spartina 449 covers all your accessory needs and in an environmentally conscious way. Spartina 449 uses organic linen, leather and dyes on all of their products to not only create a wearable product, but also one that can last. They even carry adorable jewelry fit for any age from bangles, to necklaces, and every type of earring you can imagine. In the past few years, the Spartina 449 brand has exploded all over the South, but their flagship store still remains in Old Town Bluffton right on Calhoun Street, next to Gigi’s Boutique and the Cottage restaurant.
Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Off Island Thrift Store
4373-7 Bluffton Parkway & 18 Plantation Park Drive
The Off Island Thrift Store is the only source of income for Bluffton’s Cancer Awareness Foundation, a nonprofit that donates all proceeds of their stores to those struggling with Cancer. With thousands upon thousands of items in each location, the Off Island Thrift Store offers amazing deals for great clothing starting as low as $1. In the first two years, the Cancer Awareness foundation has donated over $1,141,000 to cancer patients around the Lowcountry area. Shopping for a cause is fun and funky at the Off Island Thrift Store and will have you leaving with bulging bags on each trip!
Hours: All locations are open on Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.